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2020 BMW X3
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$41,950
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8.8
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2020 Lexus NX
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$36,870
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7.6
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2020 Subaru Forester
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Overview

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.5-liter Flat 4 Gas
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 25 MPG
Hwy: 29 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 22 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.9 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
16.6 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.5-liter Flat 4 Gas
Horsepower
248 hp @ 5200 rpm
235 hp @ 4800 rpm
182 hp @ 5800 rpm
Torque
258 lb-ft @ 1450 rpm
258 lb-ft @ 1650 rpm
176 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
6-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
39.4 ft
39.8 ft
35.4 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
N/A
N/A
Front Wheel Size
18" x 7"
17" x 7"
17" x 7"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 7"
17" x 7"
17" x 7"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Double Wishbone
Double Wishbone

Tires

Front Tire
P225/60HR18
P225/65HR17
P225/60HR17
Rear Tire
P225/60HR18
P225/65HR17
P225/60HR17
Spare Tire
N/A
Compact
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
27 MPG
25 MPG
29 MPG
City
25 MPG
22 MPG
26 MPG
Highway
29 MPG
28 MPG
33 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 Tons/yr
7.0 Tons/yr
6.1 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
17.2 gallons
15.9 gallons
16.6 gallons
Cruising Range City
430 miles
349.8 miles
431.6 miles
Cruising Range Highway
498.8 miles
445.2 miles
547.8 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Height
66 in
64.8 in
67.5 in
Max Width
74.4 in
73.6 in
71.5 in
Front Width
63.8 in
62.2 in
61.6 in
Rear Width
64.4 in
62.2 in
61.8 in
Wheelbase
112.8 in
104.7 in
105.1 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
6.9 in
8.7 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
40.3 in
42.8 in
43.3 in
Front Seat Headroom
41.1 in
38.2 in
41.2 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
57.6 in
57.3 in
58.2 in
Front Seat Hip Room
N/A
55.1 in
54.1 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
36.4 in
36.1 in
39.4 in
Rear Seat Headroom
39.1 in
38.1 in
39.6 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
56 in
55.3 in
57.2 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
N/A
53.9 in
53.6 in

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
4,034 lbs
3,940 lbs
3,449 lbs
Maximum Trailering Capacity
N/A
2,000 lbs
1,500 lbs

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
62.7 ft³
54.6 ft³
76.1 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
28.7 ft³
17.7 ft³
35.4 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
28.7 ft³
17.7 ft³
35.4 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Alpine White
  • Jet Black
  • Atomic Silver
  • Blue Vortex Metallic
  • Cadmium Orange
  • Caviar
  • Eminent White Pearl
  • Matador Red Mica
  • Nebula Gray Pearl
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Horizon Blue Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Jasper Green Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Carbon Black Metallic
  • Dark Graphite Metallic
  • Dark Olive Metallic
  • Glacier Silver Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Phytonic Blue Metallic
  • Terra Brown Metallic
N/A
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Canberra Beige/Black, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Black, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Creme, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Glazed Caramel, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Rioja Red, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Black, Cloth Upholstery
  • Gray, Cloth Upholstery

Optional Interior Materials

  • Black w/Blue Stitching, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Black w/Contrast Stiching, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Canberra Beige/Black, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Cognac w/Contrast Stitch, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Mocha w/Contrast Stitch, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Oyster w/Contrast Stitch, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
N/A
N/A

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Standard
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Premium Sound System
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Optional
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Optional
Standard
Not Available
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Sun/Moonroof
Optional
Optional
Not Available

Comfort

Head-Up Display
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Navigation System
Standard
Optional
Not Available
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Liftgate
Standard
Optional
Not Available
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Not Available
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Standard
Not Available
Automatic Parking
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cooled Front Seat(s)
Optional
Optional
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Hands-Free Liftgate
Optional
Optional
Not Available
Heated Front Seat(s)
Optional
Optional
Not Available
Heated Rear Seat(s)
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Optional
Not Available
Seat Memory
Standard
Optional
Not Available
Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Optional
Not Available
Rear A/C
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Telematics
Not Available
Standard
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Optional
Optional
Not Available
Rear Parking Aid
Standard
Optional
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional
Not Available
Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Standard
Not Available
Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Standard
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Knee Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
6 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
6 Years / 70,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Maintenance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
1 Years / 10,000 Miles
N/A
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles